The decision to put a loved ones in a nursing home or assisted living facility, is not an easy one. Families spend months looking for the right place. A place that will keep their relative or friend safe and secure, as well as provide them with proper care. Quality security cameras placed strategically in your facility will not only attract new customers, but it will also provide you, your staff, and your residents with the proper reassurance that everything is running as smoothly as possible.
Protect Your Residents – With visitors coming and going from your facility all day, it’s easy for the wrong person to slip through. To prevent an intruder or help law enforcement officials catch someone who did manage to get inside and cause harm, cameras placed around the grounds are a necessity. Cameras may protect you, your residents, your employees and your property.
Protect Your Employees – When people are forced to place their loved ones in a nursing home, it can be a very difficult time. They want the best care for their relatives and rightfully so. Because of this, stress levels are often high and people sometimes say things they don’t mean. Accusations against your employees can be a very hard thing to deal with but having a security camera around can help prove what really happened, prevent lawsuits, and eliminate a number of other headaches for your facility and its employees. Cameras also help you monitor your employees, which helps keep you from worrying about things such as employee theft.
Attract New Customers – Making the decision to put a loved on into someone else’s care is not an easy one and often involves a long, very emotional process of visiting and researching various facilities in the area. Don’t just tell prospective customers you will take good care of their family members, show them. Visible cameras placed around your facility will show customers you mean business when it comes to caring for their loved one, and will also help deter crime in the process.
In the event that you do decide to purchase or upgrade a surveillance system, there are some important things to remember about installing your cameras:
- Place cameras at entries and exits, and in your waiting/reception area. This way, you can get a good look at anyone who leaves or enters the building.
- Make sure you put cameras outdoors, especially if you have a large property or more than one building. On top of that, make sure your cameras are part of a network that is easily monitored from one place.
- Put cameras where your staff and residents often gather such as dining halls, activity rooms, and hallways. This helps you keep everyone’s best interest in mind.
- Place cameras in supply closets, stairwells and other small rooms. This will help prevent employee theft, as well as prevent someone who wishes to cause harm to an employee or resident from having an unwatched space to do it in.
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